Erno Laszlo • phormula no 3-9 • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||84%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
WOW this is an expensive pot of water, mineral oil and silicones. It has some useful peptides too (but I believe they aren't expected to work well in an oily base(??)) and Vitamin C, which is good.
And if people like it, they like it. There's really no arguing with that. I just think that folk should know this is primarily water, 'vaseline' and silicones - the cheapest of cheap ingredients - before splashing out such a staggering sum.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I'm new to trying Laszlo products and got samples from Nordies. So far I'm really enjoying many of their products, especially this cream. I have dehydrated skin & it's so hard to find something that moisturizes w/o breaking me out. Also, just for me personally there's no irritants in this (I'm allergic to chamomile so I have to stay away from that & anything else in that "family"-calendula, eucalyptus). This does have Emu Oil fyi so some people may have an issue w/that. Also, I've sampled the blue firming serum which I love but not for firming necessarily-I've used it only 2 days & I can totally see a reduction in sun damage. I'm assuming it's that & not this cream but am going to email & try to find out. The serum is $225 for 1oz. (ouch) & this cream is $195 for 1.7 oz. but I'm liking this line more than anything I've tried in a very long time (and I've tried tons). UPDATE Oct. '10: Broke down and bought this. Loving it & will update re: long term usage, how long the jar lasts, etc.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I wish I'd never tried this, because now I can't live without it and it's insanely expensive! But I have tried it and I'm hooked. Fortunately a little bit goes a long way. This is probably the most effective moisturizer I've ever used. It's different. It feels "fatty", thick, but not greasy. It sinks right into your skin and restores your normal moisture, even in the driest climates. During the winter when your skin is parched from the cold, wind, and indoor heat, this cream is a godsend. In the summer, it provides sweet relief to a sunburn.
I have compared 3-9 cream to Aquaphor, but their textures are very different. Both provide a "health dome", or a seal of moisture over your skin. But where Aquaphor is heavy and greasy, this goes on light and weightless. It just disappears right into your skin and does its job. Also, this has never caused a breakout. It is fabulous on lips! (Ironically, the 3-9 cream for lips is not nearly as good). If I could only buy ONE luxury skin product, this would be the one.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
When I first began to use pHormula 3-9, it made my dry and sensitive skin immediately feel good. Emu oil high is high on the ingredient list, and this ingredient has anti-inflammatory and skin penetrating abilities. I applied pHormula 3-9 over my moisturizer only on drier/irritated areas. A little goes a long way, so this expensive cream lasts a long time.
This emollient cream comes in very large square jar. If it came in a tube or air-proof container that would be more sanitary and easier to use, as well as keeping antioxidants stable.
I no longer use this product because I noticed that after a while there was no improvement. Also prices have increased and contents have shrunk as a consequence of new ownership.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is the one product I do not want to be without. The packaging has changed from the smaller plastic black "jar." I had a horrible bright, red rash on my neck and this product not only calmed the rash, it promoted healing of the rash; it's also good on zits. I am currently on my second jar of this product. I had my first jar around one year as a little goes a long way. I once thought of La Mer as my "cure all," but this has definitely taken its place. Yes, it is expensive, but it's worth it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Wow. $195 I spent on this. I still can't believe it. But I have to say I think its worth it. I use it very sparingly and thankfully it only takes a little to do the job. I see awesome results with this especially on fine lines and those odd little creases that show up around the mouth and on either side of the chin. They all but disappear after using this cream. So far, I'm very pleased; I'll be interested to see how long the jar lasts. If it makes it for an entire year, I would consider this a bargain.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Erno Laszlo pHormula 3-9 is the product that incited my obsession with skin care in 2001. I had always been into trying different products, with varying results- but this was the first moisturizer I had ever encountered that made me look in the mirror and say, "Holy wow, you can actually see a difference."
I have oily skin (even more so back then), but never had a problem using a small amount of this cream in both the morning and evening. The packaging is luxe, the smell is nice, and the results are visible and nearly immediate.
I've since found moved on to somewhat less expensive products (the Erno Laszlo was a gift), but you can bet that I'll come rushing back if I'm ever in desperate skin straits. This moisturizer lives up to both the legend and the hype.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I've been using Retin-A cream for over 20 years and my skin is pretty dry, except for the t-zone.
Nothing, and I mean NOTHING (tried La Prairie, Cle de Peau) stopped the flaking, until this product.
I apply it in the morning after cleansing, and toning. In the winter, I add moisterizer so 3-9 goes over that.
In the evening, I cleanse, put on Retin-A, wait about 20 minutes and apply 3-9. In the winter, I add moisterizer and put 3-9 over that.
This is wonderful stuff.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
This soothing, easy to apply face balm is worth every penny. It will calm redness and irritation after a peel or in conjunction with Retin-A use. It's great as a barrier against the wind and cold if you're outdoors. It's fragrance free, pleasant to use, not sticky or greasy and absorbs like a dream. It's suitable for ALL skin types. A very small amount will kill the flakies and it's light enough apply makeup on top if you wish. Don't be put off by the petrolatum. IMO, 3-9 (aka Health Dome) more than lives up to it's cult status. This is the ONLY cream I pay $100+ for. FYI--the ingredients are listed below.
Purified Water, Petrolatum, Cyclomethicone , Dromiceius Oil, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sorbitol, Emulsifying Wax, Nf, Cetearyl Alcohol , Microcrystalline Wax, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Dimethicone, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Peg-40 Castor Oil, Dea-Cetyl Phosphate, Calophyllum Tacamahca Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Taraktogenos Kurzii Seed Oil, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Allantoin, Carbomer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Polysorbate-20, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide 3, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Glycosaminoglycans, Yeast (Saccharomyces Lysate) Extract, Yeast Extract
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
This is a superb treatment moisture cream from Erno Laszlo. It is is very pricey at $110 per ounce and another $50 to get it shipped here in the UK, but it truly is first -aid for poorly complexions. I have used the Laszlo regimen for 3 years now, but as it was costing so much to ship over, I stopped for awhile and tried a different range from the UK. For a while my skin was good, but then it started to go down hill. added to which I tried 3 different foundations once my Laszlo one ran out and before I knew it, my acne was back with a vengence. Lesson learnt, my complexion does not care about the filthy-luca , and the amount I wasted on other products was a false economy. So as part of my efforts to get my skin back on track I am using this at night at the moment to help with the scars . It is working wonders with the acne scars, my skin is coming back to its glowing form. I now order my Laszlo products from Gesine's Erno Laszlo boutique in the Virgin Islands. It is 20% less and she is far more reasonable on shipping costs.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I tried this on and got a sample of it at my EL counter at Nordys. I didnt try the actual cream just the phormula 3-9 lipbalm, but Im too lazy to create a new review for that :p I think the cream would be too greasy for me (Im pretty oily), but my lips get dry easily. This is a GREAT moisturizer that has an oil base, it feels like olive oil maybe. It really reminds me of the Frederic Fekkai glossing stuff for hair thats made out of olive oil--both products have a very similar consistency with the oily and white type liquid. Anyways I dont mean to make it sound unappealing--this is like a petrolleum type consistency but exactly what I waned since anything lighter doesnt help prevent the chapped lips for me. Ive tried the Rosebud salve, lipsmackers, chapstick, burts bees, high end lip creams (lancome Estee, etc) but really like this one the best out of everything Ive tried so far. I will use ethe sample up and repurchase although I think its insanely expensive (34 bucks for the lip treatment). For reference, I am not an insane Laszlo follower, I dont believe n the clocks (they dont work for me) but I do pick and choose stuff from the line that is really good for my skin, and even though its a little old fashioned I think Laszlo has some of the best stuff on the market in terms of efficiency--like the light controlling lotion, face and body spf lotion, hydraphel body emulsion, normalizer, and duophase face powder. It is one of my fav brands.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This is my new HG night cream. I have sensitive,slightly dry skin with rosacea and when I put this on at night it feels so soothing. I tend to break out with certain products but this has not broken me out yet. It feels rather thick going on but absorbs quickly. Since Chanel discontinued the calming emulsion, I was looking for something to replace it and this has replaced that and my night cream. All in one.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I started out with a sample of this product that the SA gave me.I have very sensitive skin,dry with rosacea.This cream was very moisterizing for my dry skin.The best part I noticed that I had no reaction or redness.I use this product at night.The only thing negative is the price.But I guess I'll save money by not buying everythig out there that doesn't work.I've had no breakouts whatsoever,and this is a first.I walk a fine line between dryness and to much moisture that causes my face to break out.